Gamers are a picky bunch, and they are not afraid to let people know how much they hate a game. On the other hand, they're also not afraid to love a game that everyone else hates, and that's exactly what we saw in an AskReddit thread asking fans which games they loved that everyone else hates.
Some of these games were critical darlings that fans hated. Others were universally hated, but still have their niche fans. Either way, these games sure have stirred up a lot of debate. Check out the games people love despite everyone hating them, and don't forget to vote up your favorites.
SporePhoto: Spore / Electronic Arts
From Redditor u/0112358_:
Spore. Granted I wasn't aware of the game till after it released so I didn't know about all the hype and high expectations other people had. It has its issues but it's still quite fun and sunk many hours into it.Great game?
- Photo: True Crime: Streets Of LA / Activision
From Redditor u/apocalypticradish
Anyone remember True Crime: Streets of LA? It seemed like a very love or hate game and I absolutely loved it. I liked how the story would branch out depending on what you did in certain missions. The martial arts were fun too. I remember the gun combat feeling kind of flat though.Great game?
- Photo: Alpha Protocol / Electronic Arts
From Redditor u/SPYDER0416:
Alpha Protocol. I only know maybe a couple of people personally that played it, but it got some extraordinarily mediocre reviews, on top of a turbulent development that culminated in a 6 month delay which seemingly did nothing to improve the state of the game.
It is a buggy, unbalanced, clunky mess... but it is also an espionage RPG made by one of the best RPG studios around, extremely replayable with the wealth of skills and decisions that drastically alter the story, and the half-baked stealth and shooting from a studio that didn't usually work within those genres was kind of charming in the way they approached them, like how critical hits worked and the overpowered invisibility/silence abilities.
I'd also argue it isn't that far removed from the original Mass Effect in terms of game clunkiness and polish, I just think a ton had happened in the 3 years between games that made ME's quirks more accepted at the time, while AP came out right after ME2 ironed most of those out, on top of other major shooter/stealth games that came out that made you realize just how far behind it was.Great game?
- Photo: Mercenaries 2: World In Flames / Electronic Arts
From Redditor u/Deboogie1:
Mercenaries 2 for PS3! I loved that game, played through it 3x! Terrible online reviews & if you did an update the game would freeze forever.Great game?